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                                                                                                                                    Final Fantasy X Music - At Zanarkand

             

"A Zanarkand" (ザナルカンドにて Zanarukando nite)                                                                                                            2014

The theme song for the game is the song "Suteki da ne", which was performed by Japanese folk singer Ritsuki Nakano, known as "RIKKI", in Japanese for both the Japanese and English versions of the game. The song was released as a single by DigiCube in 2001 and was re-released by Square Enix in 2004. The music was well received overall; reviewers praised the additions to the soundtrack by the two new composers for the series. They especially praised Hamauzu, both for his work in the original soundtrack and in arranging the songs for Piano Collections Final Fantasy X. Several songs, especially "Suteki da ne" and "Zanarkand", remain popular today, and have been performed numerous times in orchestral concert series, as well as been published in arranged and compilation albums by Square as well as outside groups.

"At Zanarkand" was originally written by Uematsu before the development of Final Fantasy X, for the recital of a flutist friend named Seo. Uematsu eventually decided the track was too gloomy and kept it for a later use. When development of Final Fantasy X started, he decided to use the track for the game.